MS16-030: Security update for Windows OLE to address remote code execution: March 8, 2016

Applies to: Windows 10Windows 10, version 1511Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter More

Summary


This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if Windows OLE fails to properly validate user input. An attacker could exploit the vulnerabilities to execute malicious code. However, an attacker must first convince a user to open a specially crafted file or a program from either a webpage or an email message. 

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-030.

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Important
  • All future security and non-security updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require update 2919355 to be installed. We recommend that you install update 2919355 on your Windows RT 8.1-based, Windows 8.1-based, or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer so that you receive future updates.
  • If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Additional information about this security update



The following articles contain additional information about this security update as it relates to individual product versions. The articles may contain known issue information.
  • 3139940 MS16-030: Security update for Windows OLE to address remote code execution: March 8, 2016
  • 3140745 Cumulative Update for Windows 10: March 8, 2016
  • 3140768 Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1511 and Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4: March 8, 2016

How to obtain and install the update


Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to turn on automatic updating, see
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Note For Windows RT 8.1, this update is available through Windows Update only.

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